Clothing Stores

Clothing Stores

Overview

The 36,200 clothing retailers in the US generate revenue by selling a variety of apparel and apparel-related products to consumers. Clothing stores sell primarily new clothing, and may specialize in a particular category, such as men, women, children, infants, families, or accessories. Family clothing stores account for 55% of industry sales. Women’s clothing stores are 21%; other specialty stores are 9%, and men’s clothing stores are 5%.

Trends and Fads

The clothing industry is in a constant state of change, driven by fashion trends and fads.

Seasonality of Demand

Most clothing stores experience major seasonal fluctuations during the winter holiday and back-to-school periods.